HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
a Betaburgh project by STUDIOGRUBER
“Hiding in Plain Sight” is a pedal-powered pop-up movie theater. Citizens are invited to climb onto a bike and pedal in order to see. Rather than passively consuming moving images from ubiquitous media one must work out and engage. But to generate sufficient electric power and activate the projection, participants need to cooperate. Thus, Hiding in Plain Sight is a public performance that turns passers-by into actors, strangers into team players, encouraging casual encounters and playful interaction among passers-by while raising questions about the nature of public space, our health and energy consumption.
Location: Four Gateway Plaza, Downtown Pittsburgh (across from the T-Station)
Schedule (subject to change if it rains)
LAUNCH PARTY ON THU 9 NOV | 4:00-7:00PM
WEEK 1: ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR
Wednesday 1 Nov | 11:30am-2:00pm
Friday 3 Nov | 2:00-6:00pm
Sunday 5 Nov | 3:00-6:00pm
WEEK 2: OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
Thursday 9 Nov | 4:00-7:00pm - Launch Party
Friday 10 Nov | 11:00am-2:00pm
Saturday 11 Nov | 3:00-6:00pm
WEEK 3: PGH FILMMAKERS SHORT MOVIES
Thursday 16 Nov | 6:00-8:30pm (Steelers Game)
Friday 17 Nov | 6:00-8:30pm (Light-up Night)
Sunday 19 Nov | 3:00-6:00pm
ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR
The City (1939) by Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke
Modern Guide to Health (1947) by Halas & Batchelor
Trailer of Gas-Rush Stories (2012) by Kirsi Jansa
Freedom Rivers (1971) by Sam Weiss, narrated by Orson Welles
LaToya Ruby Frasier Takes on Levi’s (2011) by Art21 New York Close Up
OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
Steel - The Grandeur of the Pittsburgh Inferno (1931) by Pathe News Inc.
Vic Cianca Directing Traffic, William G. Beal from Senator John Heinz History Center.
Drums West: Animated Tribute to Jazz Drummer Chico Hamilton (1961) by Jim Henson’s
The Way Things Go (1987) by Fischli and Weiss
Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines, by William G. Beal from Senator John Heinz History Center
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
Experimental, non-narrative, animated shorts curated by Lauren Goshinski Pittsburgh Filmmakers Director of Exhibitions & Programs.
STUDIOGRUBER is an architecture and urban design office with a specific interest in the design and activation of public space through civic engagement and community participation. Stefan Gruber is the Lucian and Rita Caste Assistant Professor and chair of the Master of Urban Design Program at Carnegie Mellon University.